Downing Street In Lockdown As Anti-Boris Demonstration Takes Place

24 July 2019, 20:10 | Updated: 24 July 2019, 20:20

An anti- Boris Johnson demonstration is in full swing as protestors march towards Downing Street, causing the famous gates to be locked.

The protest began at 5.30pm in Russell Square and is making its way through central London.

Protestors are holding signs saying "Cut War Not Welfare", "No To Islamophobia, No To War", "No to Racism" and "No To Boris Johnson".

The protest appears to have been organised by a group with the Twitter handle @fckboris that has almost 2,000 followers.

The group's Facebook page organising the protest says:

"Boris will be sworn in as PM on 24th July. We will be ready to greet him. We will be ready to reject him. And we will be ready to reject every single one of his cronies and everything they stand for. "

"At the time he gives his first speech as PM, we will hold a street festival celebrating the power of our communities. There will be music and art. There will be noise."